American Hornbeam (Carpinus)
This deciduous, hardwood, mid-size shade tree is hardy and carefree. It displays handsome, dark green leaves in the summer that turn a vareigated orange in fall, and the blue-grey bark is gorgeous all year long, particularly contrasted against fresh snow.
Light – Part shade to shade
Water – Rich, moist, well-draining
Height; 20-35 ft Spread; 20-25 ft
Hardiness Zones; 3-9
Native to Ontario